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Woman Randomly Attacked on Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Investigators are trying to track down a man who assaulted a woman on the Swamp Rabbit Trail Thursday morning. Greenville Police are calling it a random attack.

A woman was roller skating on the popular Upstate trail between the YMCA and Cleveland Park at about 11:30 Thursday morning, when a man on a bicycle pushed her down and struck her multiple times.

She fought him off, and he got back on his bike and headed toward Faris Road.

Police said they're still investigating the motive behind this attack, but say the attacker did not steal anything from the woman.

Here's some important information about what the attacker looks like so you watch out for him. He's a white man in his late teens or early 20s, about 5’10” with a slim build, and dark hair and eyes. He was wearing a tan shirt and black pants and riding a dark bicycle during the attack.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Greenville Police Department Tip Line at 864-271-GCPD (4273) or Greenville Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME.

It’s the latest in a string of violence on Swamp Rabbit Trail this summer. On Aug. 1, a man was attacked and robbed on the trail between Cleveland Park and Falls Park. On Aug. 12, crews found a man's body along West Blue Ridge Drive at the Swamp Rabbit Trail. He had been shot to death. On Aug. 20, a pair of cyclists reported someone shooting at them. On Aug. 26, there was another report of someone shooting.  Investigators found bullet holes on signs along the trail.

Investigators are not convinced all -three- shootings are related.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office has stepped up patrols along the trail.

Greenville City Council will hear from the police chief Monday on a proposal to add more officers to the department. It will include a plan to add unarmed park security personnel.

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